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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: THE WINNERS: Pay it Forward!         Reply with quote

Hi Everybody!

We just finished our Pay it Forward contest!

This contest had two prizes I purchased with the idea of putting some immediate cash into a respected maker's bank account while at the same creating a new customer opportunity for that maker.


The contest winners have been randomly chosen and they are:




J.D. Crawford wins the first prize:





Victor R. wins the second prize:





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Each winner gets a $200 Gift Certificate redeemable on items from Arms & Armor usable as he sees fit: be that on a stock catalog item or something completely custom. What a nice choice to have!

Please take a moment to give your congratulations to the winners.


To review the details of this contest, please visit the Contest Announcement.


Hopefully I can do this type of contest again in the future with another maker. Any members from our community who would like to donate money to such an effort are encouraged to contact me directly with your thoughts.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well I guess I can be the first to say congradulations Happy .
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations J.D. and Victor!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 12:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to both -- what will you buy?
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 1:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to the both of you!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 6:11 am    Post subject: Congratulations JD and Victor         Reply with quote

Just wanted to add our congratulations! We look forward to making you both something very nice. Thank you all for supporting the industry as a whole and myArmoury which is such a great resource for every single one of us.

Best
Craig and the whole A&A Gang.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 6:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yay for the winners! (Boo for me...) Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alright! Thanks Nathan and thanks everyone for your congratulations. This is the 2nd and best prize I have won in my life - sure beats the set of beer glasses I got from my local pub a few years ago.

As to what it will be used for - Craig Johnson and I have already been discussing and researching a custom project. I'm not going to give it all away just yet, but here is a teaser. Its a rare type of medieval sword that is classified in the major typologies (Oakeshott, Geibig) but rarely actually seen, at least in North America. In fact there are only 3 known surviving specimens, and we had to find an academic article to get pictures and specs on them. I have never seen a replica of this sword type, so we might be breaking new ground with this one - looking forward to posting progress pictures when they become available.

As for the pay-forward aspect, I have some ideas that I'll discuss with you Nathan.

Thanks again!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to JD and Victor, you lucky dogs!

JD- Your secret sword plan sounds very cool...I can't wait to see it. I know that you have good taste from your previous projects and A&A have the skill to pull off whatever it is. Can't wait to see the pics whe it's done!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Woohoo! Very cool!

As for how I'll use it, there are so many wonderful pieces from which to choose, it's difficult to decide; but I have been contemplating pole arms, recently, so that may be the way I go.

Thanks to Nathan for sponsoring this contest, and to the myArmoury team for providing a site that allows arms & armour geeks (or, would "Medieval Aficionados" be more PC? Big Grin ) to hang out, learn, teach and share the cool stuff they've acquired or encountered, and to the craftsmen that provide us with the objects of our historic infatuations.

Now, to contact to good folks at A&A about improving my kit...
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From one "Medieval Aficionado" to two very lucky "Medieval Aficionados":

Have fun shopping and let us know what you decide on! Happy

(I had my sights set on the A&A Aunlaz Dagger had I won.)

<edit> I just read Craig's post on the Limited Edition Pole Hammers . What an awesome buy!

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations J.D. and Victor and it will be fun to see what you buy/design with A & A.

Victor: The Pole Hammers do deserve consideration unless there is something you want more as a polearm

J.D. looking forward to learning what sword you are planning to have made that is almost never seen made. Wink Laughing Out Loud Cool

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean - I saw the pole hammers this morning - definitely in the running.

I'm trying to fill a gap in a late XIVth era kit, and don't know if they're a little late for that. I've sent a note to Mr. Johnson explaining what I'm going for from an era/level/background, and seeing what he thinks.

If I were focused on the late XVth kit I have partially built, I'd definitely go with the pole hammer. Might anyway (no rule that says I can't put two items on order Wink ), just a matter of convincing myself that the finances can go there.
Big Grin

I'll post when I've made a final decision.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
The Pole Hammers do deserve consideration unless there is something you want more as a polearm


I'd like to have one of those, myself, too!

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
J.D. looking forward to learning what sword you are planning to have made that is almost never seen made. Wink Laughing Out Loud Cool


Heh, heh, just building the suspense Jean. More attention for A&A that way!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 1:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations to both of the lucky winners Exclamation
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And lets not forget to thank Nathan for making these prizes available using his own money. Wink Cool
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Nov, 2010 1:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations guys! I can't wait to hear about what you do with the money! Thanks also to Nathan for sponsoring this great contest.
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Nov, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm glad to see one of the winners (and more folks in general) considering custom projects with A&A. Their production swords are great, of course, but we've also seen a number of mind-blowing custom pieces from them in the last couple of years. Their custom stuff is very competitively priced and people might be surprised at the wait times.

I actually have a custom dagger on order from them. As many folks know, I have several custom daggers from other makers. The A&A piece should be the least expensive (or close to it) of all my custom daggers when all's said and done.

(No, you're not getting any more details about my project right now Happy )

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Nov, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I agree with Chad. A&A does fantastic custom work at very reasonable prices.

I have a custom Schloss Erbach and Halberd already and have another custom Sword and Messer on order.

The great thing about A&A is that they can use their production pieces to help lessen the cost of a custom sword. For instance on my Erbach, Craig used a custom blade to match the original more closely but used the Pommel and Guard from the production Erbach sword to help keep cost down.

Not to be over looked is Chris, Craig and crews access to original swords through their relationship with the Oakeshott Institute. The Schloss Erbach is in that collection.

They have handled the originals. They have studied the antiques. They know what it takes to make a great historically accurate sword.
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